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Historical Enquiry

Intent: History – Historical Enquiry  

Our school vision and aims:

   " Inspiring children to create a better world"


   " You are the salt of the are the light of the world." (Matthew 5:13-15)

The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “They begin to understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities, and traditions.”
KS1: “Children should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.”
KS2: “Children should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.”

What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will produce a pieces of work, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding within a particular time period. They will participate in a sequence of lessons with a historical focus, producing a range of evidence including written work, role play and reflective dialogue.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to recall specific historical events, appropriate to age. They will demonstrate an understanding of the key moments within the event, the historical people involved and the impact it has had on current British society and the World.


What retention may be demonstrated?

Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: What has changed since you were a baby? Can you remember a time you could not do something (e.g. button up coat)?
⇒ KS1: Can you name a historical period of time? Why is it remembered?
⇒ KS2: Can you describe what life was like for an evacuee during WWII? What has changed and why?


Cultural Capital 

  • Children may demonstrate an understanding of different culturally significant events.
  • They will relate history events to the impact not only their immediate lives, but in a wider setting such as community, British values and cultural relevance.
  • They will compare key historical events, drawing on their understanding to develop context of socio-economic change over the years in both Britain and the World.

British Values: 
⇒ Democracy

⇒ Rule of law
⇒ Individual liberty
⇒ Mutual respect
⇒ Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs